Porcelain Jaw EP + Stories from the War Ebook

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A collection of recordings made in 2015.

BONUS:

Get the 'Stories from the War’ ebook; a collection of short stories inspired by “Porcelain Jaw” written by some of the Sleepers favourite authors including international stars Sarah Lotz and Charlie Human.

1. Fingers by Sarah Lotz
2. The Morning Hate by Charlie Human
3. Respite by Christine Emmett
4. Crash by Daniel Botha

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released November 30, 2015

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The Sleepers Cape Town, South Africa

The music of The Sleepers is a study in contrast. Infinite power juxtaposed with absolute frailty. The blistering light of the sun contrasted with the freezing blackness of deep space. It’s this concept that guides The Sleepers' live show, sometimes nudging, sometimes hurling the listener into chaos and serenity. ... more

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Track Name: Porcelain jaw
The clouds are on fire
And we’re birds in the sky
Alive in the eye of the storm

We’re shot if we falter
This side or the other
Let flowers fall and grow me thorns

These great walls have caved in
Colossus awakened
As eyes open wide in the dust

A flame and a fervor
The hidden observers
Must rise and cross this wild perimeter

You’re the same as me
Caught in between the lines that divide
Right in between
Right in between

We are the new soldiers
We are the new victims
These souls have abandoned their names

Absorbing the venom
Backs turned to heaven
Facing the starving flames

Now you’re before me
In all your glory
Gather me up and carry me on as we tear
right through this wild perimeter

You’re the same as me
Caught in between the lines that divide
Right in between
Right in between

Carry me further
Track Name: Land of Sleep
Land of Sleep

A mad man dreams of turning machines in pain
He pretends to sleep while a shadow calls his name

The stolen sun soon will soon become
Another torn and broken memory

Turn back the clocks
To reveal what we've lost
In this city's smoky veil

Or face the violent truth of this machine

He cannot fight, the endless night's to blame
And faces change till all become the same
The sleepwalkers rule the streets
The same day on repeat, so

Turn back the clocks
To reveal what we've lost
In this city's smoky veil.

To fight the silent rule of this machine

Postcards of trees reflecting the seas
A place beyond the grey
Is calling his name

To throw ourselves into the flames
To kill the fuel
To break the cogs that turn the machine
Track Name: Mine
Mine

50 diaries pages up
and the wind reads every line
50 stories offered up
and letting go we breath in time

Im reaching
I’m breathing

50 diaries pages up
and the wind reads every line
we grow greater than our bodies
as we become the life inside

soaring

watch the wings unfurl
they will bear us home

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Track Name: Relic (live at CAC)
Dust me off and wake me up
Throw the covers off, I didn't see it coming
And I don't need a hand to hold
I've never been the type to come in from the cold

She's the flint and I'm the flame
A special kind of fire that burns in no one's name
I'm casting eyes to the stars and I am
Leaving everything I've built and broken behind

I am stainless forged and set
A monolith that stands through everything you've said
And safe inside all this armour I am free
To point my nose at the sun
Forget the countdown now just fire away

Tell me again, tell your plan
Without a path or direction
And maybe I stand on pillars of sand
But I am fire and I am
Turning them to glass

When I shoot
When I scream
When I fly
When again I'm going blind
I'll believe when I see
When I cross over the divide
More speed
What I need

Let the sparks fly
I have no choice but to go
Let the sparks fly
Beyond the now and the known
Let the sparks fly
Board up the windows and weld the doors
Let the sparks fly
I'll leave it all behind